Emergency kits available

Photo by Joyce Ervin Marie Gress stands with an emergency preparedness package of shelf-stable foods.
Photo by Joyce Ervin
Marie Gress stands with an emergency preparedness package of shelf-stable foods.

By Joyce Ervin

Homebound seniors can be prepared for emergencies such as tornadoes, blizzards or power outages by registering at the Milan Senior Citizen and Activity Center between September 14 and 17 for an emergency box of shelf-stable foods that provide limited meals for three days.  The kit contains milk, crackers, tuna and other stable foods.
Administrative assistant, Marie Gress said, the program is sponsored by Washtenaw County and administrated through Milan Seniors for Healthy Living.  To qualify, participants must register for another of the center’s food programs.  A simple form with limited information is required.
Gress said an individual that is temporarily unable to provide meals for themselves, such as recuperating from a surgery, a broken limb or recovery from a serious illness is considered home bound.
The center also offers other meal programs including daily delivery of hot foods for those that cannot come to the center for meals at a nominal fee. Reservations can be made a day in advance to come to the center for a nutritious and balanced meal.
The center is located at  45 Neckel.  For more information, call 734-508-6229.

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Milan.  She can be contacted at:  jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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